1. Purpose

The purpose of this survey is to identify the types of collections and records held in Iowa, their physical locations, institutional emergency preparedness and knowledge of recovery resources. This information is being collected to assist the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium, the Iowa Museum Association, the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the State Library as they collaborate to develop a statewide plan to help the stewards of cultural property plan for the protection and recovery of collections in the event of emergencies.

Please note that an asterisk * indicates that an answer to that question is required in order to submit the completed survey.

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* 1. Please indicate the PHYSICAL location of your collection. (Not the mailing address, but the address at which your collection is actually stored or exhibited.) If your collection is stored or exhibited in multiple locations, please use this response for your main storage/exhibit facility. "Name" should be the individual most responsible for the collection care (keyholder), "e-mail" and "phone" should be contact information for that person.

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* 2. If you have a second PHYSICAL storage/exhibit facility, please record the address here. "Name" should be the individual most responsible for the collection care (keyholder), "e-mail" and "phone" should be contact information for that person.

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* 3. If your organization has more than two physical storage/exhibit facilities, is this a multiple building site or multiple buildings at different addresses?

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* 4. Do you have a collection inventory?

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* 5. Please indicate the types of materials to be found in your collection. (choose all that apply)

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* 6. Please indicate the type of holdings cared for by your institution. (Check all that apply)

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* 7. Do any of the following potential hazards exist in your institution's collections? (check all that apply).

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* 8. Do you have an Emergency Response Plan?

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* 9. In the event of an emergency (fire, flood, tornado, loss of power, etc.), could you access/reach your emergency plan?

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* 10. Please indicate the level of staff preparedness and awareness of emergency response measures. (Check all that apply)

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* 11. What kind of recovery expertise will you need in the event of a disaster? (Check all that apply).

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* 12. Please indicate your institution's annual collection management budget or approximate amount spent annually on collections care.

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* 13. Is your institution and/or collections facility in a flood plain?

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* 14. Do you have federal flood insurance on your building(s)?

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* 15. Do you have insurance on your building(s)?

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* 16. Do you have insurance on your collection (all or part)?

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* 17. Are you aware of disaster recovery resources in Iowa to which you could turn in the event of a disaster affecting your collection?

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* 18. This question concerns ownership of the building in which your collection is housed and your perception of your ability to access the collection in the event of an emergency. Choose all that apply.

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* 19. In the event of a disaster, what types of resources could you offer to another institution?

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* 20. Please indicate any concerns you currently have relating to your collection.

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* 21. Please indicate any known condition problems that exist in your collection.

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* 22. Please enter your MAILING information. Thank you for completing our survey!

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